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A lot of us remember seeing ads for Sea Monkeys years ago. They looked like this:

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They even modernized the ads for today's youth:

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And much to our disappointment what we ended up actually getting was something like this:

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So I was very skeptical when I saw an ad advertising "Sea Angels" that you could grow from eggs. But anyway, I sent away for them a while back just to see what I would get in return for my money (they weren't that expensive). It was to an address in China, and I sent away for them before the current situation affected all the mail coming from that country. So they've been languishing on a shelf until I could find the time to actually try them out.

I received two brownish eggs, some powder, a vented cap, and some test tubes. There was some loosely translated instructions included, so I tried to follow them as best I could. I mixed the powder with cooled sterile (boiled) water, placed the egg in the test tube, and poured the reddish liquid in. I then covered the test tube with the vented cap.

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I placed the test tube in a cool dark area, and waited the seven days.
To my utter amazement, the egg hatched. And here it is:

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Unfortunately, the instructions don't indicated what to do once the egg has hatched. Maybe you're supposed to empty the contents into an aquarium, but that's a contingency I hadn't planned for. I'll just wait a few days to see what happens.
 

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Sea Monkeys ..... " These “instant-life crystals” are actually eggs of the sometimes-asexually reproducing hybrid brine shrimp, ...."

Sea Angels ..... " In Japan, shell-less pteropods known as sea angels that prey exclusively on sea butterflies (their shelled relatives) frequently wash ashore, borne on currents from the arctic. ..."


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not the same as Sea Monkeys
 
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